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It Only Looks Easy

The wonderful folk at Tempe Center for the Arts have created a curricula for teachers and students centered around the Chuck Jones art exhibit they hosted in 2010. Titled "It Only Looks Easy" these plans are well-suited for elementary age children up to the high school level. Whether you're a teacher, student, artist, or anyone interested in learning about drawing animated characters and how artists learn to do what they do,these are definitely worth your time to explore, implement, and create! Click on "It Only Looks Easy" or the image below to check it out.

TCA pdf
While you're making plans for your next art class or learning experience, take a look at what the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity has going on at their new, improved website, ChuckJonesCenter.org.

Chuck Jones Events at Tempe Center for the Arts

This past week found Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones and President of the Board of Trustees for Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, again in Tempe, Arizona, at Tempe Center for the Arts conducting workshops at the local high schools and hosting the "Paper Cup Exchange" (pictured) at TCA with over 40 local participants.  On hand as a special guest was animator & creator, John Ramirez.  Ramirez and Kausen also spoke to over 100 animation and digital photography students at local area high schools on Thursday and Friday to much acclaim!  Friday evening, Kausen hosted an outdoor Chuck Jones Film Festival at Kiwanis Movies in the Park, where over 500 local denizens enjoyed the laughter and creativity of many of Jones' most inspired comedic masterpieces. 

Paper cup exchange april 16 2010

Animator John Ramirez and Craig Kausen to Appear at Tempe Center for the Arts

Animator John Ramirez ("Beauty and the Beast," "Toy Story 2") and Chuck
Jones' grandson, Craig Kausen, will be at the Tempe Center for the Arts
April 15-17 for presentations and workshops.  Read the full article in
the Los Angeles Examiner.

Animator John Ramirez and Craig Kausen to Appear at Tempe Center for the Arts

Animator John Ramirez ("Beauty and the Beast," "Toy Story 2") and Chuck Jones' grandson, Craig Kausen, will be at the Tempe Center for the Arts April 15-17 for presentations and workshops.  Read the full article in the Los Angeles Examiner

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Expresses Gratitude

Oscar sign tca

Tempe Center for the Arts: "Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter" exhibit

Late in his life, Chuck Jones began to receive long
overdue accolades for his prolific body of work.  These included a film
retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of the Moving
Image, London (for which he created, on-site, a multi-story mural of his
much-loved Warner Bros. characters,) and an interactive art exhibition at the
Capitol Children’s Museum, Washington, D.C.   And of course, there have been
multiple film festival tributes world-wide honoring the man who brought you such
classic animated fare as “What’s Opera, Doc?” and “The Dot and the Line.” 

But, for the first time, his art (drawings, paintings,
writings) and his life (photos and ephemera) along with his film work have been
the focus of an exciting triple-site retrospective, lovingly constructed and
executed by the amazing curatorial staffs of the Tempe Center for the Arts
(Chuck Amuck:  A Legacy of
Laughter)
, Tempe Public Libraries (The Books of Chuck Jones:  Black and White and Read
All Over),
and Sky Harbor Airport Museum, Phoenix (Chuck Jones:  An Animated Life).  Their
obvious love for Jones’ work, along with their creative energy and
professionalism, has made these exhibitions a must-see event for Chuck Jones
fans around the globe.

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Sky Harbor Airport Museum: "Chuck Jones: An Animated Life" exhibit

The Board of Trustees of Chuck Jones Center for
Creativity would like to particularly thank,

Michelle Dock: Gallery Coordinator of Tempe Center for the Arts;

Lennée Eller: Museum Program Manager of Sky Harbor Airport

These two made these three exhibits exciting, exuberant and exceptional.  Thank you.

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Tempe Public Library, "The Books of Chuck Jones:  Black and White and Read All Over" exhibit

The Center for Creativity would like to thank the
Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe Cultural Services/Community
Services, Tempe Public Library, and Tempe Parks and Recreations for their assistance
in bringing Chuck Amuck, A Legacy of
Laughter
to the valley of the sun.  Of course, there were so many
people involved at all three locations: art handlers, registrars, graphic
designers, and docents; each and everyone an important facet of the final
product.   Here is a list of those who worked so hard to make these exhibitions
so beautiful and so successful.

Adrienne Richwine, Cultural Services Deputy
Manager

Don Fassinger, Facility Manager, TCA

Mary Fowler, PR/Management Assistant

Kathleen Dooner, Production Coordinator

Sally Garrsion, Front of House Coordinator

Kara Osburn, Box Office Manager

Marilyn Gliddon, Facility Maintenance

Cameo Wall, Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Durkin-Bighorn, Business Development
Coordinator

Gail Fisher, Mel Kessler, Diane
Cripe: Friends of TCA

Sherry Warren, Tempe Public
Library

Clay Workman, Tempe Public
Library

Marco Albarran, Gallery

Laura Hukill, Gallery

James Sulak, Gallery

Carrie Meyer, Gallery

Donna Smith, Gallery

Jennifer Campbell, Gallery

Chris Vialpando, Gallery

Sam Carrera, Gallery

Karen Drazek, Intern, Gallery

Christy Brown, Gallery

David Uhley, ASU volunteer

Mary Erickson, ASU/Curriculum Consultant

Kathy David, Tempe High School/Curriculum
Consultant

TCA Docent Volunteers

TCA Front of House staff and
volunteers

TCA Production Crew

And, yes–all three exhibitions are
still open to the public!

Our Heartfelt Gratitude

Oscar sign tca

Tempe Center for the Arts: "Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter" exhibit

Late in his life, Chuck Jones began to receive long
overdue accolades for his prolific body of work.  These included a film
retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of the Moving
Image, London (for which he created, on-site, a multi-story mural of his
much-loved Warner Bros. characters,) and an interactive art exhibition at the
Capitol Children’s Museum, Washington, D.C.   And of course, there have been
multiple film festival tributes world-wide honoring the man who brought you such
classic animated fare as “What’s Opera, Doc?” and “The Dot and the Line.” 

But, for the first time, his art (drawings, paintings,
writings) and his life (photos and ephemera) along with his film work have been
the focus of an exciting triple-site retrospective, lovingly constructed and
executed by the amazing curatorial staffs of the Tempe Center for the Arts
(Chuck Amuck:  A Legacy of
Laughter)
, Tempe Public Libraries (The Books of Chuck Jones:  Black and White and Read
All Over),
and Sky Harbor Airport Museum, Phoenix (Chuck Jones:  An Animated Life).  Their
obvious love for Jones’ work, along with their creative energy and
professionalism, has made these exhibitions a must-see event for Chuck Jones
fans around the globe.

IMG_1801 

Sky Harbor Airport Museum: "Chuck Jones: An Animated Life" exhibit

The Board of Trustees of Chuck Jones Center for
Creativity would like to particularly thank,

Michelle Dock: Gallery Coordinator of Tempe Center for the Arts;

Lennée Eller: Museum Program Manager of Sky Harbor Airport

These two made these three exhibits exciting, exuberant and exceptional.  Thank you.

IMG_1849
Tempe Public Library, "The Books of Chuck Jones:  Black and White and Read All Over" exhibit

The Center for Creativity would like to thank the
Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe Cultural Services/Community
Services, Tempe Public Library, and Tempe Parks and Recreations for their assistance
in bringing Chuck Amuck, A Legacy of
Laughter
to the valley of the sun.  Of course, there were so many
people involved at all three locations: art handlers, registrars, graphic
designers, and docents; each and everyone an important facet of the final
product.   Here is a list of those who worked so hard to make these exhibitions
so beautiful and so successful.

Adrienne Richwine, Cultural Services Deputy
Manager

Don Fassinger, Facility Manager, TCA

Mary Fowler, PR/Management Assistant

Kathleen Dooner, Production Coordinator

Sally Garrsion, Front of House Coordinator

Kara Osburn, Box Office Manager

Marilyn Gliddon, Facility Maintenance

Cameo Wall, Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Durkin-Bighorn, Business Development
Coordinator

Gail Fisher, Mel Kessler, Diane
Cripe: Friends of TCA

Sherry Warren, Tempe Public
Library

Clay Workman, Tempe Public
Library

Marco Albarran, Gallery

Laura Hukill, Gallery

James Sulak, Gallery

Carrie Meyer, Gallery

Donna Smith, Gallery

Jennifer Campbell, Gallery

Chris Vialpando, Gallery

Sam Carrera, Gallery

Karen Drazek, Intern, Gallery

Christy Brown, Gallery

David Uhley, ASU volunteer

Mary Erickson, ASU/Curriculum Consultant

Kathy David, Tempe High School/Curriculum
Consultant

TCA Docent Volunteers

TCA Front of House staff and
volunteers

TCA Production Crew

And, yes–all three exhibitions are
still open to the public!

Chuck Jones’ Oscar Goes on a Trip, part 4

Oscar at tca

Oscar in his temporary home at Tempe Center for the Arts exhibition, "Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter." 

Linda jones at tca
Linda Jones, Chuck Jones' daughter, draws Marvin Martian on Jones' animation desk this afternoon at Tempe Center for the Arts before heading back to southern California after last night's gala opening reception.

More on the opening to follow in the days to come!